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Old 23 September 2012, 15:29   #1
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flat fenders...

Hello Ribsters, I'm a veteran ribber newbi ribneter, so bare with me if i put this post in the wrong place.

I have had terrible trouble with wear to my rubbing strake due to being docked up, i've seen flat fenders, any good??? has anyone got any advise??

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Old 23 September 2012, 15:38   #2
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Hi Bob. My technique if I'm tied up against something unfriendly with a bit of sea getting in, is to tie fenders to the pontoon aswell as others to the boat. I try to secure the shoreside fenders at both ends to prevent them from wriggling out.
Pontoons/marinas can be a worry when conditions get rough, ribs don't fender too well.
Not tried the flatties,I'd tie everything you have on there if worried. Although more exposed, swinging moorings are in fact, less of a problem.
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Old 23 September 2012, 15:49   #3
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Hi Bob. My technique if I'm tied up against something unfriendly with a bit of sea getting in, is to tie fenders to the pontoon aswell as others to the boat. I try to secure the shoreside fenders at both ends to prevent them from wriggling out.
Pontoons/marinas can be a worry when conditions get rough, ribs don't fender too well.
Not tried the flatties,I'd tie everything you have on there if worried. Although more exposed, swinging moorings are in fact, less of a problem.
Thank you so much for your advise, very much appreciated, space is an issue for me unfortunately i have considered inflatable fenders? easy stow? i know they do a 300mm diameter one.

Would this work?

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300mm diameter one.

Would this work?
They all work aslong as they stay where they're put.
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i was going to stick with hypalon for the fenders?? i know its more expensive than PVC but i hear its far better something about uv??

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I use foam flat fenders at the back at it sits a bit lower than the pontoon, front is high enough.
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These are the fenders you want - I have been using the same set of over 10 years now - excellent.

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These are the fenders you want - I have been using the same set of over 10 years now - excellent.

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Brilliant flat fenders, my only issue was i went to the boat show on satuday and i found that the ones for sale seamed vey flimsy, our yours made from foam?
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These are the fenders you want - I have been using the same set of over 10 years now - excellent.

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How do you find your redbay?? made in irland aint they, they were displaying at the boat show.
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